shrapnel has definitions from the fields of military,arms
[ noun ] (military,arms) shell containing lead pellets that explodes in flight

Used in print

(William S. Haymond, "Is Distance an Original...)

The injured German veteran was a former miner , twenty-four years old , who had been wounded by shrapnel in the back of the head .

(Jim Berry Pearson, The Maxwell Land Grant....)

Thus he wired J._P._Lower_and_Sons of Denver : `` Have you any percussion hand_grenades for throwing in a house or across a well loaded with balls or shrapnel shot ?

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